GodTwo thousand years ago, the author of the book of Hebrews wrote:  

Hebrews 13:5-6. Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”

When it comes to the subject of money, it’s really a matter of trust. Every American dollar bill says, “In God we trust” yet in reality it is so easy to put our trust in our money, in our job, in our career, in our parents or in our financial assets. Yet these things, as important and as valuable as they are, are not a stable source of ultimate value – because they can all be shaken. 

In contrast, God can never be shaken. His love and care for us don’t go up and down – like the stock-market or house values or the value of the dollar. When we put our primary trust in Him, we are building our life on a strong foundation. His promises are faithful and true. When other things around us are shaking or unstable, He remains reliable. 

As we make a commitment to give regularly to God's work through the church, its a good reminder for us to reflect on where our primary trust is. Is it in money or possession OR in God and his love for us?

Be a generous giver, trusting in God to be your provider.